mt olivet chapel

Mt Olivet Chapel, Nashville, TN. January 26, 2007

I took this photo of the Mt Olivet chapel 8 years ago to the day.. I am sad to learn that it burned (photo courtesy of Larry McCormack), last night. This is unfortunate, but not surprising, as the Mt Olivet Cemetery has fallen into disrepair over the last few decades — vandals and squatters have moved in and made their mark. Last night’s fire was almost certainly started by bored kids or cold squatters. I have a friend buried at Mt Olivet, so I bum around there quite a bit, and the inside of the chapel looked quite bad even as early as 2008. Betsy has more info over at Pith in the Wind.